[tex-live] install-tl-advanced starts with Virus announcement: Heur/APC(Cloud) in perl.exe

Dr. Bernhard Kleine bernhard.kleine at gmx.net
Wed Sep 25 06:12:53 CEST 2013

I contacted the Support of Avira about the problem.


Kind regards



Von: George N. White III [mailto:gnwiii at gmail.com] 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 24. September 2013 15:40
An: Bernhard Kleine; TeX Live 2008
Betreff: Re: [tex-live] install-tl-advanced starts with Virus announcement:
Heur/APC(Cloud) in perl.exe


For peace of mind I suggest checking that the files in tlpkg/tlperl/bin are
identical to "known good" versions (e.g., copy the files to non-Windows
machine and compare with a freshly downloaded versions there).   You should
be able to

get them directly from CTAN:systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/tlperl/bin/


"In the unlikely occurrence of a false positive we would kindly ask for your
help and send the file to our virus lab using the quarantine functionality
of AntiVirus."

Doing this would be a service to other TL users who might encounter the same


On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Bernhard Kleine <bernhard.kleine at gmx.net>

Dear friends,

in my windows 7 environnement I tried to install Texlive from Tug.org.
When starting install-tl-advanced, the terminal started but I got the
Virus message from Avira. Since reading the texlive mailing list for
quite some time, I cannot recall such a finding. Am I correct and what
shall I do?

I have Zonealarm and Avira Premium installed and only the latter shows
this Virus message.

Please advise!

Kind regards


George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia 

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